Saturday, August 7, 2010

Skulls in the Woods

Yikes! I have a backlog of work to show, and summer working/munching/reading/relaxing has slowed me down! Time to get crackin'. Without further ado, here's the image I created for the Humboldt Roller Derby 2010 program cover and bout poster, all the way out in California!


They wanted me a full-body illustration of their lovely logo lady wearing the team colors (army green/gold/white):


Since they're the Redwood Rollers, I figured I'd give a nod to their forest sentinels with the twig & tree motif. I treated this more as a pinup than a scene, since it was to be used for the 2010 program cover & I thought it should be more symbolic. Drawing kick-ass ladies is always enjoyable, and with Roller Derby I feel like I have to hit a balancing point between toughness, sexiness, and originality that can be kind of tricky to find!

4 comments:

ryan said...

No internet for a month and I come back to all these goodies!
Nice balance of feminine and hardcore in that image.
Your image for the article on death a few posts below was incredible. I hope I can work for an awesome art director one day too!

-Ry

Marie Provence said...

Hi, I found your work through researching the roller derby for my own illustration project. I love your posters and conceptual development! Great job, will be following. :)

-Marie

celeryheArts said...

Your work, is wonderful. I love your style sense, and am so glad you are scoring such great work! A kids book for Amtrak in the works? That's great! We loved our derby dame soooo much, thanks again!

Voodoo said...

Your derby art is awe-inspiring. I'd love to see more posters from you in the future.